London based artist Lyla Foy has signed to Sub Pop, with new single 'Easy' b/w 'Head Down' out now.
What's in a name? Well, if Lyla Foy is anything to go by... quite a lot, actually. Previously operating under the WALL moniker, the songwriter released material on Big Picnic and Black Cab Sessions.
Deciding to use her own name, Lyla Foy seemed to take a quantum leap forward with esteemed American imprint Sub Pop stepping in to claim her signature.
It's easy to see why. With her strong, confident songwriting and deceptively personal style, new single 'Easy' b/w 'Head Down' is quietly raising hopes ahead of 2014's debut album.
Stream 'Easy' below, then find an exclusive playlist from Lyla Foy after the jump.
Kiran Leonard - Port-Ainé
He's only 17 years old and I think his songwriting style is pretty fresh. I'm buying the record for myself as an early Christmas present.
Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
I guess she won't be little known for much longer - this song is finally getting people to hear about her. The video for the tune is so great too. If I lived in Australia I'd probably ask Courtney if I could be in her touring band.
Polly Tones - In My Room
I used to run a monthly club night in London, and I put on some beautiful acts. This was one of them. They're a Swedish duo and they're so beautiful. They had to move back home though as they found London to be a cruel and hostile place for musicians.
Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind
I covered this song last year because I love it so much. It's a mystery to me that Karen Dalton is not better known. She was one of Bob Dylan's favourite singers. Her voice could melt the hardest of hearts.
Dutch Barn - Lighter Later
These guys are a London band who are way under the radar. Their songs are perfect for a summer train ride out to the countryside. Watch the song with the video.
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Lyla Foy has confirmed the following shows:
24 Edinburgh Electric Circus
25 Manchester Band On The Wall
26 London Union Chapel
10 London The Lexington (headline show)
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